KR Dance give Hartlepool Hospice a vital boost

Janice Forbes of the Hartlepool and District Hospice pictured with members of KR Dance who are taking part in the fundraising event.
Janice Forbes of the Hartlepool and District Hospice pictured with members of KR Dance who are taking part in the fundraising event.
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TALENTED dancers took to the stage for an annual fundraiser and boosted a vital town charity with a £1,700 donation.

The kind-hearted leaders and members of KR Dance support a worthy cause every year with their popular charity night.

And this year it was Hartlepool & District Hospice which benefited from the generous efforts and received £1,716.

The talented youngsters of KR Dance performed everything from street dance to iconic musical numbers to a packed audience at Owton Manor Social Club, in Wynyard Road, Hartlepool.

The dance school’s founder and principal, Kim Ross, hailed the event as a “fantastic success”.

She said: “The huge amount we raised was even greater than we had hoped.

“Not only did we raise an unbelievable amount, the students involved had a brilliant night and their incredible talent and dedication shone through.”

Delighted hospice staff thanked the dancers and everyone who turned out on the night for helping to raise the impressive total.

Janice Forbes, community fundraiser at the hospice, said: “It was an honour to be invited along and to be part of a great night.

“The performances were fantastic and I would like to thank Kim, her dancers and everyone involved in the night for supporting Hartlepool & District Hospice.”

Despite the dance school only just handing over the cash raised to the Wells Avenue-based hospice, they already have their eyes on future fundraisers.

Kim added: “We have various events coming up this year and we hope the Hartlepool community will continue to support us and this is certainly not the last time our local hospice will be hearing from us.

“We are privileged to have been able to help such a vital local charity.”

Kim is also urging people in the town to get involved with the dance school, based in Dalton Street.

She said: “We are always happy to welcome new students to the school who would like to take part in future charity events and help make a difference.”